Fortune Tellers in Movies and TV Shows

Do you want your fortune told? To see what life has planned for you? You’ll find no roadside tarot card readers here. From oracles and prophets to seers and clairvoyants. In this category, we face off the 10 greatest fortune-tellers in movies and tv shows.

The list contains related movies and TV shows with fortune-tellers ordered and matched by similarity.

List of fortune tellers in movies and TV shows

Vikings (2013)

Fortune Teller Character: The Seer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War, TV show
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min
Story: The Vikings series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and in later seasons those of his sons. … It begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793, and follows Ragnar’s quest to become Earl, and his desire to raid England.

The Last Kingdom (2015)

Fortune Teller Character: Skade (Thea Sofie Loch Naess)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Fantasy Medieval, TV Show
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a child, Uhtred witnessed his father being killed and his Saxon army defeated by invading troops aboard Danish ships. That day, Danish warlord Earl Ragnar captured him and raised him in a Danish camp alongside fellow captive Brida, a sharp-tongued girl. Years later, Uhtred is a valiant warrior who is dealt another tragic blow when his home is deliberately set on fire, killing his surrogate family, including his fatherlike figure Ragnar. Now exiled — alone except for Brida by his side — he vows to avenge Ragnar’s death and reclaim his homeland. But he must choose between his birth country and the people who raised him, walking a dangerous path between the two sides if is he going to help birth a new nation and ultimately recapture his ancestral land.

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Minority Report (2002)

Fortune Teller Character: Agatha Lively
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” is an action-detective thriller set in Washington D.C. in 2054, where police utilize psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crimes. Tom Cruise plays the head of this Precrime unit and is himself accused of the future murder of a man he hasn’t even met.

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Arrival (2000)

Fortune Teller Character: Costello
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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The Matrix (1999)

Fortune Teller Character: The Oracle
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Movie
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question, what is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life. Is Neo the chosen one?

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The Neverending Story (1984)

Fortune Teller Character: The Southern Oracle
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movie
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive.

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Immortals (2011)

Fortune Teller Character: Phaedra
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Movie
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.

Story: Power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his ruthless army march across Greece, leaving burned-out villages and the corpses of the innocent in their wake. Hyperion’s goal is to find the long-lost Bow of Epirus; with this invincible weapon, he can cast the gods out of Mount Olympus and become master of the world. A stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) heeds the words of the sibylline oracle (Freida Pinto), who convinces him that he is the key to stopping the bloodthirsty king.

Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

Fortune Teller Character: Father Cornello
Genre: Animation, Anime Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, TV Show
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.

Story: In the fictitious country of Amestris, two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, are bestowed with the gift of alchemy – the supernatural ability to transform matter. This becomes a burden after their mother dies from an illness and before they figure out how to use their alchemic skills. Edward loses his left leg and Alphonse’s entire body is unusable. The boys replace their deformities with prosthetic limbs and become Full Metal Alchemists as they seek out the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to heal themselves.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Fortune Teller Character: Aunt Wu
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, TV Show
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.

Story: The world is divided into four nations — the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads — each represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. Benders can control and manipulate the element of their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared … until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.

One Punch Man (2005)

Fortune Teller Character: Shibabawa
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Anime, TV show
Country: Japan.
Duration: 23 min.

Story: One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero franchise created by the artist ONE. It tells the story of the most Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge due to his overwhelming strength.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

Fortune Teller Character: Aiura Mikoto
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.

Story: Premise. Kusuo Saiki is one of the high school students who was born having powers, including psychokinesis and teleportation. He attempts to hide it from everyone at school. He is put in several seemingly normal scenarios in which he uses it to hide his special powers.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

Motherland: Fort Salem

Fortune Teller Character: Scylla Ramshorn, Raelle Collar, Abigail Bellwether
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.

The show follows three witches who are conscripted into the U.S. Army. They train in combat magic and use their vocal cords to enact “seeds” or “seed sounds”, layering vocal sounds to create powerful spells. The series takes place in a women-dominated world in which the U.S. ended the persecution of witches 300 years ago during the Salem witch trials after an agreement known as the Salem Accord. The world finds itself at odds with a terrorist organization known as the Spree, a witch resistance group fighting against the conscription of witches.

Having studied scriptwriting in London, I subsequently worked on a number of film sets. I write about pop culture trends, films, and tv series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and Hulu.